Airlines make traveling with pets easier with guideline for pet carriers
Posted Sep 24 2009 8:13am
Until recently, there haven't been any standards for pet carriers allowed in carry-on luggage on airlines. Yesterday eight major airlines launched the Guaranteed On-Board Program, "a pet carrier insurance program that will guarantee members full reimbursement of the cost of their air ticket and their pet’s travel expenses if they are ever refused permission to fly."
Participating airlines include:
The in-cabin carrier sizes approved for the GOB Program are:
Small: 16 in long x 10 in wide x 8.5 in in height – suitable for pets up to 8 lbs
Medium: 18 in long x 11 in wide x 10.5 in in height suitable for pets up to 16 lbs
Large: 20 in long x 11.75 in W x 11.5 in in height suitable for pets up to 22 lbs